J1 Matchweek 22 Recap: Cerezo stunner turns Osaka pink

J1 Matchweek 22 Recap: Cerezo stunner turns Osaka pink

Yokohama F·Marinos dropped points, giving the title challengers a chance to close the gap at the top. Did they take advantage? Find out that and everything else from this week in the Meiji Yasuda J1 League.

Sagan Tosu 2, Yokohama F·Marinos 2

Léo Ceará continued his blistering form with the opener, only to see Sagan answer with a pair of goals, but Kota Minunuma scored in the 85th minute to rescue a point for first place Marinos.

Kashima Antlers 1, Vissel Kobe 1

Yuya Osako scored first, and a red card to Kim Min-tae had the Ushi dreaming of a fourth straight win, but Ryuji Izumi scored in the 87th minute to steal a draw for 10-man Kashima that kept them five points back of first.

Kashiwa Reysol 1, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 0

Reysol went back to their early season approach, scoring early through Hiromu Mitsumaru, then playing great defense to take home the victory.

Gamba Osaka 1, Cerezo Osaka 2

Gamba scored first, but the Sakura got even through Hiroto Yamada before Jean Patric carried the ball from his own half and smashed in a shot from 20 yards for a spectacular 90th minute winner to take the Osaka Derby.

Kyoto Sanga 1, Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1

Sanfrecce were on their way to victory until Genki Omae came off the bench to score a late equalizer and split the points in Kyoto.

F.C.Tokyo 2, Júbilo Iwata 0

Yasuki Kimoto found the back of the net just four minutes after kickoff and Ryoma Watanabe added another 10 minutes later as FCT capitalized on defensive errors to cruise to three points.

Shimizu S-Pulse 1, Urawa Reds 2

Urawa’s great run of form continued as Yasuke Matsuo and Teruki Hawa tallied in a comfortable win that extended their unbeaten run to seven matches.

Shonan Bellmare 0, Avispa Fukuoka 0

Both clubs kept their unbeaten streaks going with a draw that saw each side have their opportunities, but neither able to direct their shots on frame.

Nagoya Grampus, Kawasaki Frontale


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